Table party

Description

party information with links to data sets (ParlGov external) that contain political positons of parties

Reference

Döring, Holger and Philip Manow. 2016. Parliaments and governments database (ParlGov): Information on parties, elections and cabinets in modern democracies. Development version.

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Variables

Name Description Type
id ParlGov unique party identifier. Variable name 'id' in 'party' table and 'party_id' in all other tables. integer
country id ParlGov unique identifier for each country. Variable name 'id' in 'country' table and 'country_id' in all other tables. integer
family id ParlGov unique party family identifier -- see table 'info_id' for a description integer
name short party abbreviation (original name) text
name english English name of party text
name original name of party with native characters (this field may require a change of character encodings on your local computer) text
name ascii original name of party without special characters (this one may be easier to handle with in statistical packages) text
name nonlatin original name of party with non-latin native characters (this field may require a change of character encodings on your local computer) text
wikipedia link to wikipedia entry or other url if no wikipedia entry exists url
data source short list of data sources used to code this variable -- references, except urls, are entries in table 'info_data_source' text
description Information about this observation.
Note: This field should also include a short textual account of all information that is coded in the 'data_json' field.
text
comment additional information about the coding of this observation text
cmp Comparative Manifestos Project (CMP) party ID (Budge ea. 2001; Klingemann ea. 2006) integer
euprofiler EU Profiler (Trechsel/Mair 2009) party ID integer
ees European Election Study (2009) party ID integer
morgan Morgan (1976) expert survey party ID -- row number of first party entry in original data set integer
castles mair Castles/Mair (1983) expert survey party ID -- combined from number of country and number of party entry in data table (pp. 75--83) integer
huber inglehart Huber/Inglehart (1995) expert survey party ID -- combined from number of country and number of party entry in Appendix 2 (pp. 92--108) integer
ray Ray (1999) expert survey party ID -- combined country ID and party ID integer
benoit laver Benoit/Laver (2006) expert survey party ID -- row number of first party entry in original data set integer
chess Chapel Hill expert survey series (CHESS) party ID (Hooghe ea. 2010; Marks/Steenbergen 2007) integer
old countryID Previous country ID used versions prior to ParlGov 10/11 -- three digit iso code integer
old partyID Previous party ID used versions prior to ParlGov 10/11 -- a unique number for every party in a country. IDs start at 10 and have no particular order. 990 -- no party affiliation (independent); 995 -- others; 999 -- to be coded integer